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With an important wine renaissance in full swing, impressive red and white bargains abound in South Africa. The country has a particularly long and rich history with winemaking, especially considering its status as part of the “New World.” In the mid-17th century, the lusciously sweet dessert wines of Constantia were highly prized by the European aristocracy. Since then, the South African wine industry has experienced some setbacks due to the phylloxera infestation of the late 1800s and political difficulties throughout the following century.

Today, however, South Africa is increasingly responsible for high-demand, high-quality wines—a blessing to put the country back on the international wine map. Wine production is mainly situated around Cape Town, where the climate is generally warm to hot. But the Benguela Current from Antarctica provides brisk ocean breezes necessary for steady ripening of grapes. Similarly, cooler, high-elevation vineyard sites throughout South Africa offer similar, favorable growing conditions.

South Africa’s wine zones are divided into region, then smaller districts and finally wards, but the country’s wine styles are differentiated more by grape variety than by region. Pinotage, a cross between Pinot Noir and Cinsault, is the country’s “signature” grape, responsible for red-fruit-driven, spicy, earthy reds. When Pinotage is blended with other red varieties, like Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Pinot Noir (all commonly vinified alone as well), it is often labeled as a “Cape Blend.” Chenin Blanc (locally known as “Steen”) dominates white wine production, with Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc following close behind.

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  • Kanonkop Pinotage 2018  Front Label
    Kanonkop Pinotage 2018
    Pinotage from Stellenbosch, South Africa
    • V93
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    • RP90
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  • De Toren Fusion V 2017  Front Label
    De Toren Fusion V 2017
    Bordeaux Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
    • WS91
    • V91
    • RP91
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  • Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2019  Front Label
    Tania et Vincent Careme Terre Brulee Chenin Blanc 2019
    Chenin Blanc from Swartland, South Africa
    • WS90
    • WW90
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  • Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2020  Front Label
    Jam Jar Sweet Shiraz 2020
    Syrah/Shiraz from South Africa
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    • Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
      Excelsior Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
      Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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      • Braai Cabernet Sauvignon 2018  Front Label
        Braai Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
        Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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        • Graham Beck Brut Rose  Front Label
          Graham Beck Brut Rose
          Rosé Sparkling Wine from South Africa
          • TA91
          • D90
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        • Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2019  Front Label
          Kanonkop Kadette Cape Blend 2019
          Other Red Blends from South Africa
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          • MAN Family Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
            MAN Family Wines Sauvignon Blanc 2020
            Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa
            • RP88
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          • De Toren Z 2016 Front Label
            De Toren Z 2016
            Bordeaux Red Blends from Stellenbosch, South Africa
            • TA93
            • WE91
            • RP90
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          • Badenhorst Caperitif Kaapse Dief  Front Bottle Shot
            Badenhorst Caperitif Kaapse Dief
            Vermouth from South Africa
            • V94
            4.4 23 Ratings
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            • Boschendal The Rose Garden Rose 2020  Front Label
              Boschendal The Rose Garden Rose 2020
              Rosé from South Africa
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              • Bayten Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc 2020  Front Label
                Bayten Buitenverwachting Sauvignon Blanc 2020
                Sauvignon Blanc from Constantia, South Africa
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                • Radley & Finch Alley Pack Chenin Blanc 2020  Front Label
                  Radley & Finch Alley Pack Chenin Blanc 2020
                  Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                  • Badenhorst Curator Red Blend 2019  Front Label
                    Badenhorst Curator Red Blend 2019
                    Other Red Blends from South Africa
                    • V92
                    3.3 23 Ratings
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                  • Braai Pinotage 2019  Front Label
                    Braai Pinotage 2019
                    Pinotage from South Africa
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                    • Radley & Finch Flying French Cabernet Sauvignon 2019  Front Label
                      Radley & Finch Flyin' French Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
                      Cabernet Sauvignon from South Africa
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                      • Rupert & Rothschild Rouge Classique 2017  Front Label
                        Rupert & Rothschild Rouge Classique 2017
                        Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
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                        • Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2019  Front Label
                          Hamilton Russell Pinot Noir 2019
                          Pinot Noir from Walker Bay, South Africa
                          • TA95
                          • D92
                          • V91
                          • RP90
                          4.1 21 Ratings
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                        • Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2018  Front Label
                          Paul Cluver Estate Chardonnay 2018
                          Chardonnay from Elgin, South Africa
                          • D93
                          • V91
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                        • Indaba Chenin Blanc 2019  Front Label
                          Indaba Chenin Blanc 2019
                          Chenin Blanc from South Africa
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                          • Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2020  Front Label
                            Raats Original Chenin Blanc 2020
                            Chenin Blanc from Stellenbosch, South Africa
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                            • Graham Beck Brut Methode Cap Classique  Front Label
                              Graham Beck Brut Methode Cap Classique
                              Non-Vintage Sparkling Wine from South Africa
                              • TA91
                              • D90
                              • RP90
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                            • Tokara Director's Reserve Red 2017  Front Label
                              Tokara Director's Reserve Red 2017
                              Bordeaux Red Blends from South Africa
                              • D93
                              • RP90
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                            • Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage 2019  Front Label
                              Painted Wolf The Den Pinotage 2019
                              Pinotage from South Africa
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